Sir Bernard Spilsbury
(1877-1947)

Died aged c. 70

Sir Bernard Henry Spilsbury (16 May 1877 – 17 December 1947) was a British pathologist. His cases include Hawley Harvey Crippen, the Seddon case and Major Armstrong poisonings, the "Brides in the Bath" murders by George Joseph Smith, Louis Voisin, Jean-Pierre Vaquier, the Crumbles murders, Norman Thorne, Donald Merrett, the Podmore case, the Sidney Harry Fox matricide, Alfred Rouse, Elvira Barney, Tony Mancini and the Vera Page case. He also played a crucial role in the development of Operation Mincemeat, a deception operation during World War II which saved thousands of lives of Allied service personnel.

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Sir Bernard Spilsbury 1877-1947 forensic pathologist lived here 1912-1940

31 Marlborough Hill, Westminster, NW8, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1912-1940)

Bernard Henry Spilsbury 1877-1947 pioneer forensic scientist and pathologist born here

Birk & Nagra Chemist, Bath Street, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom where they was born (1877)